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Level: Moderate to difficult; good physical condition necessary.
Location: Cordillera Vilcabamba Nevado Salkantay and Machu Picchu
Total Distance: 65 Km / 40,4 miles
Description This walk allows you to appreciate different ecological floors from the punas to the jungle brow, as well as a great biodiversity of flora and fauna (birds).
Season: April to November

Itinerary

Day 01: Cusco – Soraypampa

Departure from Cusco, 3.400 m to Mollepata above the Apurimac River .A 5 hour scenic drive takes us to our camp at Soraypampa 4000 m. This is a unique camp located between two high peaks the Salkantay and the Humantay , with spectacular views of the glaciers.

Day 02: Soraypampa – Huayrajmachay

Today we trek over a high pass at 4,700 meters , with the Salkantay Glacier on our right side and the glaciered peak of Humantay, 5,990 meters on the other. Then down to camp in the valley below. We trek into a hidden part of the high Andes, our path is the only access into this remote area. During four days, we will be passing though some of the most spectacular scenery in Peru, trekking over icy passes, across high planes and down into the jungle. We will be provided with double occupancy sleeping tents, kitchen and dining tents, latrine tent and the services of arrieros (wranglers). Breathtaking view of the massive Salkantay peak 6,150 m the highest peak in the Vilcabamba Range.

Day 03: Huayrajmachay – Huiñaypoco

As we follow the Santa Teresa River, the weather will become warmer and our surroundings more tropical. You will trek into the “Ceja de Selva”(the eyebrow of the jungle), with colorful orchids, hummingbirds and flocks of parrots. The contrast between this lush area and the peaks we have trekking amongst is very impressive. This afternoon we can swim in pools along the river.

Day 04: Huiñaypoco– Agua Calientes

Early Morning breakfast we go through different coffee and banana plantations. We will walk up another pass then down to at a most scenic place to have lunch at Patallacta ,with the a most spectacular view of the back wall of MachuPicchu ,them down to the hydroelectric plant for a short train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes , to relax in the local hot springs.Overnight at a hotel of your choice.

Day 05: Machu Picchu – Cusco

All day visit to the Sacred City, escorted by an experienced guides. Early afternoon train back to Cusco.

What Includes?

  • Transportation to the head of the trail
  • During the trek, we will have mules for the cargo and horses for emergencies.
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Professional bilingual guide, Cook, assistant cook
  • Double occupancy tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent.
  • Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.
  • Train back to Cusco

Not Included:

  • Personal sleeping bags, Personal gear,
  • Hotels,Transfers In or Out of Cusco.
  • Overnight at Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to MachuPicchu US $ 40.00 for Adult
  • Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.
  • Sleeping bag rental US $ 5.00 per day.
  • We provide you with an insulite mattress, if you want to Up-Grade, for a therma-rest mattress, the cost is US $ 5.00 per day.
  • Advise if vegetarian diet is required.
  • Single tent supplement US $ 15.00

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